Helion Prime Debuts ‘Photo 51’ Lyric Video

Courtesy: Saibot Reigns

Helion Prime debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Photo 51‘ Monday.  The song and its video are the fourth and final preview of the band’s forthcoming album Question Everything, which is scheduled for release Oct. 5 through the band’s own label, Saibot Reigns.  Its debut follows that of the album’s singles ‘The Gadfly,’ ‘Madame Mercury,’ and ‘The Forbidden Zone‘ and their respective videos.

The band’s new lyric video places the song’s lyrics over a variety of images, such as a double helix, cells, and data collected on a computer screen.  The visualization is meant to help tell the song’s story, which is about what is known as Photo 51, the very first picture of human DNA.

The song’s musical arrangement will appeal to fans of similar bands, such as Amaranthe and Unleash The Archers.

The band discussed the song in a prepared statement.

“This song is a favorite among the band from the new album and those who have heard it seem to claim it as a favorite as well!,” the statement reads. “It might just become a new staple in our live sets! We hope you enjoy ‘Photo 51’! And thank you to Scott Kennedy from 12 Inch Media for creating it.”

Question Everything was mixed by Chris Collier and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima.  Alex nassla (Gear Gods Studio) provided additional mixing/drum edits/re-amping.  Michael Goodrich provided guitar-bass edits. The cover art for Question Everything was created by Marc Whisnant.

The album’s Japanese release, which is scheduled for Oct. 28 through Ward Records, will feature two bonus tracks, a demo of the song ‘Prof’ and a cover of Trivium’s ‘Rain.’  Pre-orders for the record are open.

The album’s track listing is noted below.

Track Listing:
1. The Final Theory (4:20)
2. Madame Mercury (4:19)
3. Prof (3:55)
4. The Gadfly (6:35)
5. Photo 51 (5:13)
6. E Pur Si Muove (5:48)
7. Words of The Abbot (4:55) ft. guest vocals John Yelland (Judicator, Dire Peril)
8. The Forbidden Zone (4:32)
9. Question Everything (5:56) ft. Heather Michele (ex-Graveshadow, ex-Helion Prime) and Sozos Michael (ex-Helion Prime, Planeswalker)
10. Reawakening (6:54)
11. Kong at the Gates (Misfits Cover)
Album Length: 56:12

– Japanese Edition Limited Bonus Tracks –
12. Prof (Demo)
13. Rain (Trivium Cover)

More information on the band’s new album and single is available along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://helionprimemetal.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/helionprimemetal

 

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Helion Prime Pays Tribute To Katherine Johnson In Its Latest Single

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Power metal band Helion Prime is honoring famed NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson with its latest single.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new song ‘Madame Mercury‘ Wednesday.  The song is the second single from the band’s latest album Question Everything, which is scheduled for release Oct. 5.  The band debuted the album’s lead single ‘The Forbidden Zone‘ and its companion video Aug. 10.

Johnson is one of a group of African-American women who helped NASA win the space race during the cold war.  Her geometry helped NASA determine orbital paths that ultimately helped get the first humans to the moon and back to Earth.  Her work and that of her fellow mathematicians is profiled in the 2016 Fox 2000 Pictures movie Hidden Figures.

Additionally, Johnson, who passed this year, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from then President Barack Obama in 2015 for her work with NASA.  Her name also adorns one of NASA’s newest buildings in West Virginia.  The building was christened last year.  Aug. 26 would have been Johnson’s 102nd birthday.

The ‘Madame Mercury’ video features the late mathematician’s photo alongside the song’s lyrics as the song plays over the presentation.  The song’s musical arrangement is another familiar power metal composition that audiences have come to expect from Helion Prime.

Guitarist Jason Ashcroft talked about Johnson’s inclusion in the album, which focuses on various figures in world history.

“When researching everyone for this album each story was inspiring in their own way, but Katherine’s was one that really spoke to me,” said Ashcroft. “I admit I didn’t know much about her before starting this album, but I can confidently say after learning all I did about her she’s definitely a hero of mine. She was an amazing person and I hope this song can in some small way honor everything she’s done.”

Pre-orders are open now for Question Everything.   The album’s track listing is noted below.

 

Track Listing:
1. The Final Theory (4:20)
2. Madame Mercury (4:19)
3. Prof (3:55)
4. The Gadfly (6:35)
5. Photo 51 (5:13)
6. E Pur Si Muove (5:48)
7. Words of The Abbot (4:55) ft. guest vocals John Yelland (Judicator, Dire Peril)
8. The Forbidden Zone (4:32)
9. Question Everything (5:56) ft. Heather Michele (ex-Graveshadow, ex-Helion Prime) and Sozos Michael (ex-Helion Prime, Planeswalker)
10. Reawakening (6:54)
11. Kong at the Gates (Misfits Cover)
Album Length: 56:12

 

Question Everything was mixed by Chris Collier and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima.  Alex nassla (Gear Gods Studio) provided additional mixing/drum edits/re-amping.  Michael Goodrich provided guitar-bass edits.

The cover art for Question Everything was created by Marc Whisnant.

More information on the band’s new album and single is available along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://helionprimemetal.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/helionprimemetal

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at http://philspicks.wodpress.com.